Much of the MERS focus is on the patients，
but being on the front lines of the battle to contain the virus is a daunting task.
And while many are staying away from hospitals altogether，… some citizens in Daejeon
came together to show their appreciation. Kim Ji－yeon reports.
mask and a respiratory device… medical personnel have to wear heavy protective clothing just
to interact with a patient. Simply standing straight in all this gear
is exhausting. Try wearing it and treating sick patients
all day. Plus， you′re putting your own health on
the line. To show their gratitude to these tireless
health workers， a group of people in Daejeon city gathered to cheer them on. ″I hope they will gain strength and know
that we thank them for their efforts.″ ″I feel appreciated and I know it′s going
to really help the people still working hard inside.″
Some medical staff have already been affected by the MERS virus.
The Seoul Medical Association says a physician at the Samsung Medical Center in southern
Seoul has been identified as patient 35…and is now in critical condition.
Kim Ji－yeon， Arirang News.